Are you trying to say that all of the players you listed are off the table? That Portland and GS have told the rest of the league that they won't consider trading Aldridge or Curry in any deal at all, no matter who's offered?
I'm not trying
to say anything. I've not touched nor am I remotely interested in the theoretical untouchablility of any player in the league.
I get this fantasy point you're making -- even if I think its worthless (no offense). Everything is always on the table at every NBA stop because there's always a player or combo of players who is better than your best. Yes yes.... got it. What does that have to do with the actual NBA?
Do i think exploring the corners of this theory on csblog means its even remotely feasible that Riley calls Presti every couple of days and says: "Will you trade me Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka for James, Wade and Bosh? Just checking again"? Of course not. Do you?
Do I think the average NBA GM frequently discusses trading his best player... weekly, monthly, even yearly? "Hey Neil, I'd be open to sending you Irving if you'll send me back Paul. Just checking again." Of course not. Do you?
There are no reports about the players I listed being 'on the table'. There are no reports about these teams looking to trade these listed players because they don't want
to trade these players, and aren't shameless enough to call an opposing team and ask for James, Durant, etc, and risk damaging their credibility with opposing GMs and player agents when they need to make a real
blockbuster trade that involve circumstances beyond pure basketball (eg, Paul from New Orleans, Howard from Orlando, etc).
Do I think Ainge kicks alot more tires on trading Rondo than the GMs of the teams I listed do on said players? Yep. And that's why reports on Rondo like Ford's are far more frequent than you hear about those other teams and players.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. And there's no smoke on any of these other situations, though there is with Rudy Gay (because they want to trade him), and Josh Smith (because they want to trade him), and so on...